Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
At home , I use a Janome, which has never given me this problem, but in my RV, I use an old White Jeans machine. I've had the annoying problem of the thread slipping out of the slot in take-up lever…Continue
When it comes to those finishing touches that make a quilt stand out,one of my favorites is adding prairie points instead of binding. Here's how I added them to my whole cloth quilt.
First, you DO have to plan for this in advance, because you must leave 1" of unquilted area around the perimeter of your quilt. This is because they…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, The Coastal Bend Quilt & Needlework Guild put on their fabulous bi-anual show at The Garden Room of The American Bank Center in Corpus Christie, Texas. I look forward to this every other year, because the quality of the exhibits is outstanding. I contacted the guild secretary, and she arranged for me to have permission to publish the following pictures taken at the…Continue
Christmas tree skirts don't have to be round. My appliqued square one was large and lovely, but now we have smaller trees. I made one a round , smaller one recently for a bazaar, and it sold quickly.This tutorial is not about making the top, but more about how to get a nice round center/binding, and how to get the split (access) to come out perfectly even. Pick a cheater fabric like I did, or you can make a patchwork…Continue